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arm in acute flexion is not new. For the most part, this position has been employed hitherto in sporadic cases to meet special conditions. The most common reason for such treatment is the fact that by this means it is possible to prevent a fragment of bone, or the loosened head of the radius, from slipping into the angle in front of il.e point, where it would prevent full flexion. A few surgeons have preferred to put up all fractures of the lower end of the humérus at a point within the rightdoi:10.1056/nejm189507041330101 fatcat:wbje3xhm4fg7nnpgbvaimqniai